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Re: Single blade edger?
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2017, 08:06:27 am »
For your mobile operation, I think the biggest hurdle for you is how are you going to transport it.  No doubt it will help you saw faster and up your bdft/hour, but I think it will only be valuable to you if it is easy to transport, set up and pack back up at the end of the day.  With your truck bed already occupied with the camper, where would you put an edger?  If you can figure out the logistics of transporting and setup, I'd say go for it.

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Re: Single blade edger?
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2017, 08:17:45 am »
There is a local business that makes a very simple but solid two blade edger for $5800.
Who?

They are called Riehl edgers. I believe they are Mennonite but they do have a listing on eBay. I have the contact info on my old phone. I know two guys that have them and are pretty happy with them!
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Re: Single blade edger?
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2017, 08:24:40 am »
good price on a 2 blade.
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Re: Single blade edger?
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2017, 08:28:09 am »
There is a local business that makes a very simple but solid two blade edger for $5800.
Who?

They are called Riehl edgers. I believe they are Mennonite but they do have a listing on eBay. I have the contact info on my old phone. I know two guys that have them and are pretty happy with them!

I looked at those in the past. Do they have powered feed?

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Re: Single blade edger?
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2017, 08:39:17 am »
   I'm finding this a very interesting thread. A basic question is "Does a single blade edger actually increase production when operated by a single sawyer/operator?" I think most of us agree it does when operated with a helper and I think it produces better quality lumber overall.

   The next big question is how to transport it in Erik's situation. I think I saw a note about putting it on the mill. Where? The mill is designed with a specific travel point for the head for proper balance when towing. If you strap a 384 (?) lb edger in front or behind the head, what is that going to do to your tongue weight on the mill while towing? What kind of problems will that cause?
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Re: Single blade edger?
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2017, 08:41:52 am »
There is a local business that makes a very simple but solid two blade edger for $5800.
Who?

They are called Riehl edgers. I believe they are Mennonite but they do have a listing on eBay. I have the contact info on my old phone. I know two guys that have them and are pretty happy with them!

I looked at those in the past. Do they have powered feed?

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I'm 99% sure they do. Both the guys I know with them work alone and I doubt they would be wanting to push flitches through all day haha
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Re: Single blade edger?
« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2017, 08:45:36 am »
I am certain if I was the only one edging a single would be my choice. Here is why.

You dont have to let go of the board and when edging you can walk beside the edger and bring the boad back to edge  the other side if needed on the rollers beside the blade. That would be less walkinh than going all the way around to the other end and fetching the board back. They go pretty fast.

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Re: Single blade edger?
« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2017, 09:02:09 am »
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Re: Single blade edger?
« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2017, 09:36:47 am »
Riehl Edger
Nice find magicman. I didn't realize they had a website now! I saw that it's listed just under $5000. Don't know if the one on eBay had a bigger engine or what.
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Re: Single blade edger?
« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2017, 09:45:15 am »
Riehl Edgers, good looking, uncomplicated machines at very affordable prices.  Any owners here?
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Re: Single blade edger?
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2017, 09:53:13 am »
WOW!! That one looks small compared to this.
Thomas edger
That explains the price diffeance.
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Re: Single blade edger?
« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2017, 01:00:57 pm »
That Reihl is a nice, compact unit, and at a really good price!
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Re: Single blade edger?
« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2017, 01:07:33 pm »
The Thomas edger looks like a very nice machine as well! I'm thinking my WM would be happy to feed either ;)
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Re: Single blade edger?
« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2017, 03:56:34 pm »
Another idea would be to buy an edger, use it on this large job to improve production, quality, and the back.  Then turn around and sell it.  If you buy used you just might be able to re-coup the entire price.  If you spend say 5K on a new unit and get 4K when finished out of it, would that be worth it to you?

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Re: Single blade edger?
« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2017, 04:11:36 pm »
Wow... I'm surprised that I never heard of them. They are made in
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and that's only 20 miles from me.


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Re: Single blade edger?
« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2017, 05:34:52 pm »
That's a nice edger at a good price .
I don't go mobile and I'm in the market for one
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« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2017, 06:20:37 pm »
I have woodmizer e50 edger I use on my jobs would not be without save time can cut stickers  wood can be stack right off the mill  and no edgeing on mill
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Re: Single blade edger?
« Reply #37 on: April 20, 2017, 07:35:51 pm »
Steve,

   Are you stationary or sawing mobile?
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Re: Single blade edger?
« Reply #38 on: April 20, 2017, 08:27:49 pm »
I've heard the single blade edgers are difficult to use, if you are edging boards over 10'.  Anyone found this to be true?  I've looked at both single and double, and the Riehl edger is tough to beat at it's price.  It is power fed, but the table doesn't look to durable. ???
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« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2017, 11:47:26 pm »
I'm am Mobile it fits in the back of box of truck I have 6 ft box it brake down not to bad to handle
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